Social Media Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims

"Anyone in North Houston have a boat and can rescue a 3 &6 yo, mom, gramma and grandpa and 2 dogs?" The above Facebook post from someone trapped in Hurricane Harvey signals the power of social media to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, often a distraction, prove to be a way to marshal the forces of good and summon aid. Twitter, which didn't exist (shocking!) in 2005 when Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Dennis wreaked devastation

Job Interviews via Text: BRB

While the Internet focuses on Donald Trump's tweeting, Millennials may be focusing on jobs--specifically, interview via text message. However, a millennial job-seeker named Jonathan Bortone opines in a Wall Street Journal letter to the editor (WSJ online edition requires a subscription) that text interviews are impersonal, and he wonders whether responses to texts hurt or hinder millennials' ability to think quickly and respond in a 'results-driven" workplace. However, Dr. Jo

Forget #Covfefe: Read! (Updated)

When I originally posted this on May 12, I had read a piece on DailyKos, a Web site I generally distrust, by a woman named AuntieB, who described her experience as a mother who uses SNAP or food stamps. Whatever you may think about the entitlements issue, AuntieB calls attention to the human experience of getting by. You can even read the comments, although if you believe the system needs reforming and you are a conservative, you may have to fight the urge to defend yourself

Stop live streaming crimes

Over Easter, a murderer (I am not mentioning the name) used Facebook Live and live-streamed himself shooting and killing people in Cleveland. starts the digital conscience-pricking: The number of viewers who actually saw the event was minimal. Facebook has taken similar steps, pulling Stephens’ video shortly after it was posted. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” the company said in a statement. “We work hard to keep a s

How to Be Successful on Instagram

The Sprout Social Blog offers five tips for businesses to be successful on Instagram. But an Instagram post can be worth a thousand words, as Sprout Social shows by including this post as an exemplar: Social Media Sprout's five Instagram success secrets summarized: Thoroughly prepare your content strategy. Use branded hashtags such as #Let'sThrive. Have a call to action. Engage with Instagram users. Connect with influencers. #Instagram #Socialmedia #UGM #goodmanners #content

UGM Tip: Stage32

IN AIN'T "U" GOT NO MANNERS, I write about supportive online arts communities such as There's also Recently published the finalists of the 2nd Annual Happy Writers TV Writing Contest. Although I entered, I was not one of the finalists. I'm proud to compete, and proud to congratulate these winners: ALT ALEX by Danny Baram GILT by Andrew Crook RAIN CITY by Sara Sutton ROSEWOOD FALLS by Jaye Lowe & Michael Massey SAVAGES by

Time and Energy Vampires

Elizabeth Purvis just wrote about how to banish time and energy vampires. Among her tips: "You may have to STOP: Answering your own email or FB messages Reading your FB or Twitter feed, outside of certain hours." #time #timemanagement #vampires #coaching #UGM

Kellyanne Conway's Foot on the Couch Caused the Oscar Best Picture Blunder, and other Internet n

No, no one has accused Kellyanne Conway of masterminding the colossal Oscar mix-up heard round the world, but it's only a matter of time before the conspiracy theories grow. Let's let Kanye weigh in. Here is the offending Conway pic, taken while she attempted to capture a group photo of leaders of historically black colleges (the HSBC for all you wonks).'s Chris Cilizza mounted a defense of Conway that was all the sweeter because it came from the other side. Cilizz

Affirmations for Internet Blunders

You posted that cringe-worthy political humor on a work Twitter/Facebook account. Or someone posted a video of you on Unfortunately, these digital tracks can't be erased. They'll float around on the Internet forever. How do you recover? Will it ruin your life? this phenomenon is so great that the Syfy Channel now devotes a show to the topic, "The Internet Ruined My Life." However, in this crisis you can find opportunities for growth and self-analysis and st

Emotional Side...uplifting video

In an Internet full of division and noise, sometimes the best thing you can do is pause and watch an uplifting video. #UGotManners #video #Facebook #gratitude #UGM #goodmanners #viral

Internet Justice, Extra Crispy

For those people still steaming about what Chinese company Tencent considered a good office party, one woman's response to an Internet pervert should give you a chuckle. As the Huffington Post reported, a 25-year-old named Monconjay Brown living in China trolled a troll asking her to sext. She met him via OKCupid. He asked her, "I wanna see your body too...Any pic you have." She sent him her thighs, her breasts, and her legs. Would we at AUGNM advise someone to engage a troll

Quotes About Internet Manners

Hat tip to “Like, love, follow, friend, and share positive content for good Netiquette.”― David Chiles “Checking in on what our kids are doing online isn't helicoptering, it's parenting.”--Galit Breen, @GalitBreen “To teach our kids what they need to know online, we have to talk to them off line.” ― Galit Breen, @GalitBreen #UGM #quotes #Twitter #augnm #tips #UGotManners #badmanners #Goodmanners #howto #advice

GIRL UP and Yay Khan Academy!

#UGotManners to the supporters of GirlUP and Khan Academy! #ugm #UGotManners #Girl #Science #Technology #womenintech #technology #KhanAcademy

Ain't You Got No Manners On Kindle!

The AUGNM Blog is pleased to announce the debut of Ain't "U" Got No Manners, published by A Vegas Publisher. a new guide filled with secrets to help you achieve a New Year's resolution: take control of your Internet life, and live a better life offline!Available in ebook and (forthcoming) in paperback, Ain't "U" Got No Manners is packed with stories, examples, tips and tricks as well as observations about our increasingly connected world. Check out the Kindle version at http:

Take a break with Vimeo

Vimeo just came out with its Top Picks of 2016. Our top picks for Internet Manners and Social Media videos on Vimeo... #vimeo #Goodmanners #Goodnews #UGM #UGotManners

Notable and quotable #UGM

The phenomenon known as Jonny Sun, who has 250,000 Twitter followers, calls himself a robot and tweets poetry such as this: Recode/Vox Media interviewed Jonny Sun recently. He had this to say about Internet manners and social media: #UGM #Twitter #Socialmedia #poetry

Engagement Ring Goes Viral!

Remember that scene in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in which Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and George Peppard as the lovestruck writer Paul Varjak visit her holy place, Tiffany's, and get a Cracker Jack ring engraved? One woman's post about an engagement ring echoed that she sentiment about what's important in life...and went viral. H/t, although the story is all over the Internet now. As the Tiffany salesman says in the movie clip, "That's nice to

GIVEAWAY! AUGNM Roundup for the Week of December 5, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: GISHWHES! The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, started by Misha Collins (

AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 28, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: #GivingTuesday. It's more than a hashtag, it's a movement. offers this mission statem

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